7.1 Required Review and Signatures
No application may be submitted to any external sponsor without the prior approval of the University. The signature of the institution’s authorized official (AO) is necessary to indicate University compliance with sponsor and government regulations, acceptance of responsibility for the administration of the sponsored project—including the provision of adequate facilities and services—and for compliance with applicable University policies and procedures. Authorization may also represent pre-acceptance of terms and conditions of an award unless exception is taken at the time of proposal submission.
For the most up-to-date list of authorized signatories, please see the Authorized Signatories for BU Sponsored Programs heading on the PAFO Post Award Policies page.